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Planting seeds of Gratitude

It’s been an interesting few years with this practice. Yesterday, I was running in Oakville through heat waves, smiling and very hot. One foot after the other, with burning lungs and hot muscles, I moved.  As I reached the end of the mix of trails and roads a door opened up. I had the song […]

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Learning the secrets of success

The path to success and mastery is often a windy road with many pitfalls on the way. Lessons learned on this path are key to realizing success.

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Being the barrier in the Big Sur Marathon

So far 2014 has been filled with many challenges. Despite the road blocks along the way, I have been able to learn and grow from these moments. It has been a winding road that was not without help from several people (of which I am eternally grateful). I encountered a bit of a minefield leading […]

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Running back to the basics moment by moment

One runner’s moment by moment discovery of the path to becoming a better runner and person. With many forward and backward steps a path is revealed over time. By letting go of the filters and returning back to bascis this discovery becomes possible. This post provides some notes as guideposts to discover what is always before us in every moment. Its just this.

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Acceptance in Running

On the verge of running the Mississauga Marathon on Sunday May 15, 2010, I thought it was a good time to take stock of a few of the lessons I have learned along the way to the race. There have been many hurdles to get to a point of being ready and I am very […]

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Reflections, Shades of Light and Running Style

Running with the sunset can be a very enlightening experience providing the space to practice mindfulness, running samadhi and efficient running techniques. Mindful running provides the space for analysis of running techniques which is explored in focusing on how the pelvis is moving when running and the importance of how each foot connects with the ground.

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How each step is received makes a difference

The experience of running can be highly impacted by our moods and past anchors in the mind. One runner investigates how being mindfully to this process allows for the shaping of the experience in a positive manner.

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One step, One Mind. Quiet Steps, Quiet Mind.

Learning to run efficiently and one with the moving environment is developed one step at a time. By creating the foundation for quiet running, you can also create the space for the quiet mind necessary for Running Samadhi

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Running to the Beat and Drumming with your Feet

Music can be a useful means to increase performance while running at the same time making it even more enjoyable. I have been investigating “drumming” with my feet as pat of my integration of music into my runs.

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Pulling your way along the road to the Chilly

While running the mind can focus on so many different ways to run. In an effort to develop mindfulness, I explored a technique of focusing on the experience of pulling with the breath and the body while running.

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